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Committee: Environment CommissionIssue: Promoting sustainable lifestyles in carbon-intensive countriesMain Submitter: Switzerland Environmental Commission, Fully aware that since 2010, the amount of motor vehicles in use in the world, not including construction equipment nor off-road vehicles, has surpassed 1 billion, and that said vehicles further adds to the growing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which further emphasizes the effects of climate change, Congratulating countries, such as Sweden, in its successful attempts to to promote a more sustainable lifestyle to its citizens, as visible in the study done by the European Commission which has revealed that 40% of its citizens have purchased food and consumer products that has been advertised as eco friendly in one month, which was higher than the European average, Acknowledging that in 2014, approximately 78 percent of US global warming emissions were energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, Bearing in mind that the UN has previously attempted to create solution for the aforementioned issues through the implementations of various treaties and action plans, such as the Kyoto Protocol (11 December 1997), Stressing that in recent times, the amount of carbon dioxide is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years and that individuals living in areas with higher levels of air pollutants (including carbon dioxide, which is a by-product of the burning of fossil fuels) have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer than those who live in less-polluted areas,Calls for all carbon-intensive nations to further educate their citizens on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle, in order to reduce their impact on the Earth, through, but not limited to:The creation of learning centres (which can be established and made with the assistance of local volunteers and material bought using UN funding) dedicated to educating children on their carbon footprint, what it is, and methods of reducing it through interactive activities with the assistance of gadgets such as tablets and interactive whiteboardsThe distribution of booklets and pamphlets regarding the aforementioned topics in high traffic areas such as the supermarket or the parkApplying a tax to foods with a higher carbon emission, such as lamb and beef, to reduce the consumption of it to people who are financially stable enough to afford to do soGiving an incentive to customers to encourage them to purchase greener products such asA reward system which gives customers points when greener products are purchased which can be traded for rewards such as vouchers once it has accumulated to a decided number,Applying a promotion to said products to further entice customer to purchase them in lieu of less eco friendly products;Encourages countries, especially the two main CO2 contributors, China and the United States of America, to not only reinforce, but also to reevaluate their existing, if any, carbon emission management policies, and ensure that the following points are looked upon:Application of a carbon tax on companies operating in factories that largely contributes to the carbon emission of the countryEvaluation of the energy/electricity produced and ensure that at least a target 40% of it is generated from a renewable/sustainable sourceThe creation of a law that forces all companies to sign an agreement stating that they will release a document containing their carbon emissions, and should it exceed a specified and agreed limit, a fine of at least 20% of their generated profit should be paidReduction in numbers of motorized vehicles allowed on streets, through promoting, further improving and supporting matters such asPublic transportThe increase of petrol prices for privately owned vehicles (excluding public transport, taxis, etc.)Reducing the costs of public transportMaking public transport more readily accessibleThe addition/increase of road taxes in all regions;Strongly urges countries to create/further improve their waste disposal system by:Making recycling centres more abundant and accessible, ensuring that there are at least 5 distributed around each major city/1 centre per 3000 peopleDistributing recycling bins around and near schools and public areas, such as the park;Suggests that More Economically Developed Countries (MEDCs) neighboring countries to help, in any means, the Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) and Low Income Countries (LICs) to assist them in improving their methods of generating electricity, such as a joint venture of corporations to provide the capital and technology required to start up stations to create renewable and sustainable energy such as wind farms or solar panel farms to further

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